Welcome to yet another beach bag review! In this review, we’re going to look into a more stylish kind of beach bag that seems to be getting popular these days – Original Floral Water Resistant Large Tote Bag Shoulder Bag for Gym Beach Travel Daily Bags.
Original Floral Water Resistant Large Tote Bag Shoulder Bag is the name of item when you search it on Amazon. To be honest, I’ve always been weirded out by the long name on Amazon but it seems to get the most traffic. I guess this naming convention works effectively when it comes to getting the most sales.
To be fair, the name is actually pretty descriptive. Once you’ve read the item name, you will have a pretty good idea of what it is. It’s a tote bag that has a floral design. And while it’s described as ‘beach bag,’ it isn’t made exclusively for the beach. The design is pretty versatile which makes it a good everyday bag.
The reason I chose this bag to review is this niche is pretty competitive. The market today is flooded with many cheap bags that it’s difficult to know which ones are quality based on the price alone. I will help you navigate all that 1 bag at a time.
In the next section, we’re going to talk about the features of this specific bag. Technically, it’s not really a feature section but a ‘Pros and Cons’ section. In the pros section, I will list all the remarkable features it has. As for the cons, that’s where I’ll put all the things I don’t like about it.
Pros & Cons of Original Floral Water Resistant Large Tote Bag Shoulder Bag
Before we start, I first need to tell you that listing both the pros and cons is better when making a review. Far too many reviews only write about the pros of the product they are reviewing which is a terrible idea in my opinion.
Not only will that approach make the product seem better than it actually is, it’s not a fair assessment of the product which should the point of reviewing it in the first place.
Let’s start with the pros.
High Quality Fabrics Used
What’s great about tote bags is you can get away with using stronger materials without affecting the style too much.
Many bags are afraid to use heavy-duty fabric materials because they think it would change the overall look of the item. That isn’t the case here.
The heavy-duty look directly complements the rugged and versatile style that they’re going for.
Lightweight But Strong
Even if it is made with heavy-duty fabrics, the bag is surprisingly light and easy to carry around. It’s deceptively strong.
It can support a good amount of weight which is amazing since tote beach bag is not really the optimal heavy-duty bag, to be honest.
Tote bags mostly function as carry-ons or something that you can grab and go. That makes its durability more of a bonus feature, but a feature you’d want nonetheless.
Plenty of Pockets
Many tote bags are designed to only have one big pouch. Usually, the opening is literally the only pocket in there.
That can work fine for some people but at some point, you’d want a bigger bag, with more pockets – and that is what this Floral Water Resistant Large Tote Bag Shoulder Bag can offer.
It has plenty of pockets on the inside as well as on the outside of the bag. You can carry several liters of water or beverage inside the two mesh pocket storage on both its sides.
That’s an extra pocket that many tote bags don’t have. It has plenty of pockets inside which can store your phones easy. It’s a neat feature.
Easy Sand Off Tech
Apart from choosing a fabric that is both stylish and durable, the fabric is also ‘allergic’ to sands.
What I mean by that is you can easily shake off any sand particles on the bag’s surface. One shake and most of it will come off. That’s a good feature if you are thinking of carrying this to the beach.
And that gets us to the its next feature.
Of course, a beach bag can’t really be considered a good beach bag if it isn’t fully or even partially water resistant. I am glad to tell you that this bag is water resistant.
If you see a stain or dirt on the outside of the bag, feel free to spray it with water. The items inside will stay dry, no problem.
With all these features, it’s easy to have a mental price of this item that is higher. Now, I am glad to say that that isn’t the case here. It’s competitively priced at $35.
At the time of this writing, it’s offered on a discount, slashing the price to $22. Now, if you think that the $35 is cheap, the discounted price seems like a bargain.
Available In 32 Colors And Designs
I normally complain about the lack of color options for many of my reviewed items.
That doesn’t appear to be the case here. It’s available in 32 colors. You’d surely find a color that suits your style, or even your mood.
And what’s more, the color is not the only one that is different. The designs are overhauled for each color, too, and not just a rehashed design.
Now, this is the part that can make or break a product. Too many cons and the value proposition of this item goes out of the window.
In this section, I am going to look into the ‘bads’ of this bag. In case I don’t really see anything major, I might put minor drawbacks here. In that case, that should tell you about the quality of this bag.
Colors Can Bleed
Depending on the bag design that you chose, the color ranges from bright red to muted blue.
And due to the water-resistant chemical that is added to the fabric, there’s a chance the color print will bleed through when washed by a particularly strong detergent.
Bag Is Only Available In One Size
Some of the product reviewers say that the bag seems bigger in the picture. I can sort of see where they are coming from.
But to be fair, the dimensions of the bag are listed on the product page itself. Yes, it’s not big. But it’s not small either. In my opinion, its size is alright.
I also understand that having more options in size is always preferable which is why I put this in the cons section.
The Straps Don’t Have Any Padding
As I’ve said, this bag can handle a respectable amount of weight. If you fill it with your stuff, you will definitely feel it on your shoulders, from the straps.
The straps do not offer any kind of padding which can make the bag feel heavier than it actually is. The rough texture of the straps certainly won’t help mask the weight either.
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Quality Rating of Original Floral Water Resistant Large Tote Bag Shoulder Bag
Generally speaking, beach tote bags do not need to be too strong or heavy-duty. In fact, many beach bags are made with style being considered first.
The fact that this bag is both stylish and durable makes it a good value for your money. But let’s leave the style factor in this section for now.
Speaking of the materials used, they are definitely durable. This bag doesn’t just use one or two different materials. The bag uses 4 – 5 different materials, depending on the function. It’s got mesh, a water-resistant fabric, a stylish fabric lining, and many other kinds of fabric.
The stitching on these bags are pretty reliable as well. A good stitching is something of a necessity when using durable fabrics.
You really can’t take advantage of using a good fabric if you are not going to use good stitching. This shouldn’t be an issue with this product. I would give this a 4.5 star rating.
Size Rating of Original Floral Water Resistant Large Tote Bag Shoulder Bag
In my opinion, the size is alright. It’s a medium-sized beach tote bag which should be fine for majority of consumers.
However, upon reading some of the more unfavorable reviews on Amazon, their ‘only available in one size’ seems to be an issue for some people.
To be fair, most are okay with the size. It currently has a 4.8 out of 5 rating on Amazon which is amazing given that it’s been rated more than 2,700 times at the time of this writing.
Truth be told, this bag could’ve benefited from additional sizing options. But based from the feedback of the users, the sizing issue seems to be a problem only for a small minority. I’d give this one a solid 4.5 as well.
Feature Rating of Original Floral Water Resistant Large Tote Bag Shoulder Bag
I feel like I don’t need to tell you again about the features of this bag. It’s packed with them.
What makes this bag different than its competitors is its reliance on quality and style first. It’s not exactly the cheapest bag out there but it justifies its price by filling it with features that you won’t see elsewhere.
Many of the features of this bag you will take for granted. Some of the features you may not even notice until someone points it out or you read it on the box. It’s what makes this bag so unassumingly great.
This is a kind of bag that you pick up on Amazon once and never think about again. It will last you many years and that’s not something I can say about some of the bags I bought online.
In short, all its features are great but not exactly noteworthy, and that’s ok, at least for its price point. It’s a functional bag that is both versatile and stylish. You can never go wrong picking it up. This is an easy 5 stars.
Brand Rating of Original Floral Water Resistant Large Tote Bag Shoulder Bag
The name of the maker of this bag is ESVAN.
ESVAN is not exactly a popular brand but it’s one of the top sellers in Amazon in the beach bag category, and that’s saying something. What’s more is the average rating for all of its product line is 4.7 out of 5.0. That’s actually quite impressive considering how competitive this industry is.
Most consumers would not even consider this brand when shopping for an item but more and more are being converted. That is due to the fact that it’s got both quality and pricing going for it which makes this bag somewhat of a unicorn. This is a 4.5 star quality.
Original Floral Water Resistant Large Tote Bag Shoulder Bag Review: Product Specification
Color: As the picture shown
Dimensions: 14.6 x 15.4 x 4.7 inches (W x H x D), Lightweight at 13oz
Notice: The measurement may have 1-3cm (0.39-1.18inch) inaccurate errors. There might be slight colour deviation due to different displays.
Package includes: 1 * Tote Bag
Final Verdict on Original Floral Water Resistant Large Tote Bag Shoulder Bag
One of the biggest determining factors when doing online shopping is the price. Many would say that quality is king but you would be lying if you say that pricing does not affect your decision as much as the quality.
This is the reason why the bestsellers on Amazon are almost always going to be the cheapest option there is. Yes, quality matters but for most people, it’s a secondary thing. Many consumers do not have the luxury to buy the ‘best’ items and only base their purchase on price alone.
That being said, there is that rare time where you find a quality yet cheap item. Times like these are rare and if you ever find a product that ticks both boxes, definitely grab the item as fast as you can. As for this item, it definitely ticks both boxes. Don’t just take my word for it. Check the reviews and see for yourself.